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Developed a boil on thigh which is paining while walking. What medication to take? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Developed a Boil on thigh
User:which is paining while Walking
User:as it gets rubbed against the other thigh
User:what medication would help ?
Doctor:May I know the size of boil and since when was it noticed?
User:since 3 days now
User:the size is kind of increased
Doctor:Could you specify the approximate size?
Doctor:Is there any discharge - watery or pus from the boil?
Doctor:Could you specify the approximate size?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:it could be sixe of a bindi
User:would clear gel help?
Doctor:A small boil without any discharge associated with pain / tenderness can be suggestive of localized infection either involving the hair follicle or the subcutaneous infection.
Doctor:Such infection do resolve with no major complication.
User:so wat medication would u advise?
Doctor:You may try topical antibiotic creams such as neomycin or polymyxin B cream.
User:& also How do i prevent this in future as this keep recurring the last time i had it near the Anal area
Doctor:you may apply this on the affected region after cleaning with fresh warm water.
User:how bat clear gel cream doc
Doctor:Clear gel which contains clindamycin can also be used.
Doctor:You may use one of the topical antibiotic cream along with warm compresses (using hot water bags) on the affected area.
User:k thanks doc
Doctor:It is most important
Doctor:with the topical antibiotic gels that you watch the progress of the boil.
Doctor:If at any point of time, the symptoms worsens, you develop pus discharge or if you develop fever
Doctor:you will need to consult a doctor.
Doctor:You will require additional oral antibiotic drugs.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:how do i prevent this in future"?>
Doctor:Recurrence is not very common in this scenario; but when recurrence is found, it may be related to blood sugar, presence of excessive body hair; reduced hygeine, etc.
Doctor:So I don't feel you should have this again.
User:also has one more question
Doctor:If a recurrence does happen your doctor can evaluate further.
Doctor:If this is clear, please proceed with other query.
User:i have these lumps developed around my back area
User:however these dont pain
User:only during some stress i find them aliitle hurting
Doctor:Are these lump similar to the boil that you have in size, progress of symptoms?
User:these are XXXXXXX
Doctor:Ok, how many lumps have you noticed?
User:could be around 4-5
Doctor:Since how long have they been?
User:could be around 8-9 years now
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:these are visible as
Doctor:Lipoma which is a abnormal fat collection is the common cause of such visible lumps on the back.
User:a small bump
Doctor:These are harmless and completely benign condition which do not need any treatment.
User:how do i get rid of them?
Doctor:however when they cause symptoms, it can be treated surgically.
Doctor:So if you wish to remove them, you will need a surgical procedure.
User:is there any way these can be treated without a surgery?
Doctor:Lipoma's do not respond to other conservative treatments; so it is unlikely that they can be removed with other means.
Doctor:You may show this lump to a doctor nearby for confirmation of lipoma.
Doctor:The doctor may sometimes take the help of FNAC (a procedure) to confirm it.
Doctor:When confirmed, it's your option to treat it with surgery or to leave it alone.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:k doc thansk for advice
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
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